FreeBSD 6.2 with Xorg 7.3
pauls at utdallas.edu
Thu Nov 1 11:54:49 PDT 2007
--On Thursday, November 01, 2007 09:50:57 +0100 Erik Trulsson
<ertr1013 at student.uu.se> wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 31, 2007 at 08:02:42PM -0500, Paul Schmehl wrote:
>> --On October 31, 2007 12:43:48 PM -0400 John <nesredep at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I hope this is an appropriate list for this type of question; please let
>>> me know if another list is more suitable to newbie-type quesions.
>>> I've been using Linux for a long time, and every year or so I have a
>>> crack at *BSD to see what I'm missing. But it never works out.
>>> So, trying again...
>>> I think I want to start with FreeBSD 6.2 with Xorg upgraded to 7.3. I
>>> tried to accomplish this over the course of several installs. In the
>>> end, I decided this should work:
>>> a) install 6.2, plain User setup (NOT with Xorg, and NOT with ports)
>>> b) portsnap fetch
>>> c) portsnap extract
>>> d) cd to /usr/ports/x11/xorg and make install clean
>>> When I do pkg_version -v, it SEEMS to have installed the xorg that I
>>> Is this the right procedure to start with?
>> Yes, with one caveat. You need to run mergebase.sh or manually create
>> the symlink for /usr/X11R6. /usr/ports/Tools/scripts/mergebase.sh
> No, that is not necessary if he installs everything from scratch.
It was when we did it here. How else would the symlink get created? In
fact, xorg-libraries refused to install until we ran mergebase.sh. This
was a pristine 6.2 RELEASE install without xorg, followed by a cvsup and
the make install clean in the xorg meta port.
Paul Schmehl (pauls at utdallas.edu)
Senior Information Security Analyst
The University of Texas at Dallas
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